Wondering how to make your own laundry soap?
It’s ridiculously simple to make your own laundry soap if you have a bottle of Simple Green All Purpose Cleaner in your house! Last weekend, I went to the garage to do laundry and found I had run out of my usual Tide laundry soap.
A quick google search for “how to make your own laundry soap” suggested trying Simple Green All Purpose Cleaner instead of laundry detergent in my washing machine. I took a deep breath and tried it out, and what do you know, it worked!
All you need to do is keep a measuring cup next to your washing machine – measure out a scant 2 oz of simple green into the basin as it’s filling with water. And that’s it, just add your clothes and you’re good to go! I read this method isn’t recommended for high-efficiency washing machines, so beware. I think it has something to do with the foaming nature of the all purpose cleanser.
The chances are pretty good I’ll run out of laundry soap again someday, so let’s chat! What other methods of making your own laundry soap have you tried? What’s your favorite, and what didn’t work at all?
How to Make Your Own Laundry Soap
Since the writing of this post, we moved and had to purchase a new washing machine. This new one is a high efficiency (he) washing machine. Upon researching if we could use our old laundry soap in the he high efficiency washing machine, we found out you CAN NOT. The basic reason is standard washing machine detergent is sudsy, while he high efficiency laundry detergent is NOT sudsy. If you use sudsy soap in your non sudsy washing machine, you can break it and void the warranty. So – THIS SIMPLE GREEN LAUNDRY DETERGENT TUTORIAL IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HE HIGH EFFICIENCY MACHINES.
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